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Miami Herald
1 month ago
Chicago

Chicago wants to enlist remote workers in rescue of downtown

Chicago is leveraging the rise of remote work to revitalize its downtown area during the summer season. [ more ]
Chicago Tribune
5 months ago
Chicago

Demand for office space nearly back to pre-pandemic levels in some cities, but not in Chicago, report finds

Demand for office space in downtown Chicago continues to decline, indicating a slow recovery for the area.
Other cities like New York City are seeing demand for office space return to pre-pandemic levels, while Chicago lags behind. [ more ]
Miami Herald
1 month ago
Chicago

Chicago wants to enlist remote workers in rescue of downtown

Chicago is leveraging the rise of remote work to revitalize its downtown area during the summer season. [ more ]
Chicago Tribune
5 months ago
Chicago

Demand for office space nearly back to pre-pandemic levels in some cities, but not in Chicago, report finds

Demand for office space in downtown Chicago continues to decline, indicating a slow recovery for the area.
Other cities like New York City are seeing demand for office space return to pre-pandemic levels, while Chicago lags behind. [ more ]
moreremote-work
Eater Chicago
1 month ago
Chicago

'The Bear' Season 3 Trailer Puts Carmy, Syd, and Richie in a Pressure Cooker

The new trailer for Season 3 of The Bear features heavy content related to Chicago's CTA public transportation system and culinary ambitions. [ more ]
Washington Post
1 month ago
Chicago

Musician Bill MacKay moved to Chicago on a whim. It defined his career.

Bill MacKay moved to Chicago with whimsy, leading to a successful music career in the city's independent music scene. [ more ]
Eater Chicago
1 month ago
Chicago

Cicada-Infused Malort Tests Mother Nature's Boundaries

Cicadas are being creatively incorporated into food and drink products in Chicago, drawing attention and capitalizing on their rare emergence. [ more ]
#real-estate
Time Out New York
1 month ago
Chicago

The iconic house from 'Home Alone' is now on sale in the Chicago suburbs

The suburban Chicago house from Home Alone movies is for sale at $5.25 million, boasting 5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, and iconic movie spaces preserved in renovations. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
3 months ago
Chicago

Chicago Voters Reject Real Estate Tax Change to Fund Homeless Programs

Chicago voters rejected a transfer tax increase on high-value properties, impacting plans to address homelessness.
The new tax rates were feared to harm the downtown office market already struggling with vacancies. [ more ]
Time Out New York
1 month ago
Chicago

The iconic house from 'Home Alone' is now on sale in the Chicago suburbs

The suburban Chicago house from Home Alone movies is for sale at $5.25 million, boasting 5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, and iconic movie spaces preserved in renovations. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
3 months ago
Chicago

Chicago Voters Reject Real Estate Tax Change to Fund Homeless Programs

Chicago voters rejected a transfer tax increase on high-value properties, impacting plans to address homelessness.
The new tax rates were feared to harm the downtown office market already struggling with vacancies. [ more ]
morereal-estate
bowsandsequins.com
1 month ago
Chicago

The Wayfair Chicago Store is Now Open bows & sequins

Exciting new Wayfair store open in Wilmette, Chicago, offering a large-format brick and mortar shopping experience. [ more ]
#restaurant
Eater Chicago
1 month ago
Chicago

Doner Kebab Fever Strikes Lincoln Park

Döner 97 in Chicago offers an authentic twist on the traditional döner kebab, catering to a niche market of enthusiasts. [ more ]
Eater Chicago
3 months ago
Chicago

Lincoln Square Taproom's Owner to Open a Bistro in the Cafe Selmarie Space

Andrew Pillman is preparing to replace the beloved Cafe Selmarie in Chicago's Lincoln Square with a new business called Willow Cafe and Bistro.
The new restaurant is Pillman's second takeover of a Lincoln Square institution, following the successful opening of Lincoln Square Taproom in the previous German tavern space. [ more ]
Eater Chicago
4 months ago
Chicago

Cava, a Mega Popular Fast-Casual Chain, Is Opening Its First Chicago Location

Cava is expanding nationwide with its first Chicago location in Wicker Park.
Cava is known for its vegetarian and healthy Mediterranean bowls with customizable ingredients. [ more ]
Eater Chicago
5 months ago
Chicago

A Swanky French Restaurant Will Replace Ruth's Chris This Weekend in River North

La Grande Boucherie, a Parisian brasserie, is opening in Chicago as part of The Group's expansion plans in the city.
The restaurant is located in the former two-level home of Ruth's Chris Steak House, which has been vacant for nearly three and a half years. [ more ]
Eater Chicago
5 months ago
Chicago

31-Year-Old Mia Francesca Spruces Up With a Remodel in Lakeview

Mia Francesca, the flagship restaurant of restaurateur Scott Harris, is reopening after a major remodel.
Harris aims to make Mia Francesca one of the best Italian restaurants in the city by focusing on simple, rustic dishes. [ more ]
Eater Chicago
5 months ago
Chicago

Chicago's New Honkey Tonk Will Celebrate Black Cowboys With Barbecue and Bourbon Cocktails

Chicago restaurateur Eldridge Williams is opening two new dining and drinking spots in River North: The Pink Polo Social Club and Bar, and Red River Dicks.
Red River Dicks is touted as the only Black-owned country-western saloon and barbecue spot in the Midwest. [ more ]
Eater Chicago
1 month ago
Chicago

Doner Kebab Fever Strikes Lincoln Park

Döner 97 in Chicago offers an authentic twist on the traditional döner kebab, catering to a niche market of enthusiasts. [ more ]
Eater Chicago
3 months ago
Chicago

Lincoln Square Taproom's Owner to Open a Bistro in the Cafe Selmarie Space

Andrew Pillman is preparing to replace the beloved Cafe Selmarie in Chicago's Lincoln Square with a new business called Willow Cafe and Bistro.
The new restaurant is Pillman's second takeover of a Lincoln Square institution, following the successful opening of Lincoln Square Taproom in the previous German tavern space. [ more ]
Eater Chicago
4 months ago
Chicago

Cava, a Mega Popular Fast-Casual Chain, Is Opening Its First Chicago Location

Cava is expanding nationwide with its first Chicago location in Wicker Park.
Cava is known for its vegetarian and healthy Mediterranean bowls with customizable ingredients. [ more ]
Eater Chicago
5 months ago
Chicago

A Swanky French Restaurant Will Replace Ruth's Chris This Weekend in River North

La Grande Boucherie, a Parisian brasserie, is opening in Chicago as part of The Group's expansion plans in the city.
The restaurant is located in the former two-level home of Ruth's Chris Steak House, which has been vacant for nearly three and a half years. [ more ]
Eater Chicago
5 months ago
Chicago

31-Year-Old Mia Francesca Spruces Up With a Remodel in Lakeview

Mia Francesca, the flagship restaurant of restaurateur Scott Harris, is reopening after a major remodel.
Harris aims to make Mia Francesca one of the best Italian restaurants in the city by focusing on simple, rustic dishes. [ more ]
Eater Chicago
5 months ago
Chicago

Chicago's New Honkey Tonk Will Celebrate Black Cowboys With Barbecue and Bourbon Cocktails

Chicago restaurateur Eldridge Williams is opening two new dining and drinking spots in River North: The Pink Polo Social Club and Bar, and Red River Dicks.
Red River Dicks is touted as the only Black-owned country-western saloon and barbecue spot in the Midwest. [ more ]
morerestaurant
www.theguardian.com
1 month ago
Chicago

Can Chicago's mayor tackle environmental racism in one of the most segregated US cities?

Environmental justice issues persist in Chicago, with communities of color facing disproportionate exposure to pollution and climate risks, impacting residents' health and lifespan. [ more ]
London On The Inside
2 months ago
Chicago

Checking In | The Godfrey Hotel Chicago

The Godfrey hotel in Chicago, located near popular eateries, offers a modern design, spacious rooms, on-site spa, and a vibrant social atmosphere for a younger clientele. [ more ]
London On The Inside
2 months ago
Chicago

Checking In | Royal Sonesta Downtown Chicago

The Royal Sonesta Downtown in Chicago is a convenient and comfortable hotel for first-timers to the city. [ more ]
Eater Chicago
2 months ago
Chicago

South Side Icon Rainbow Cone Opening Next Week in Wicker Park

The Original Rainbow Cone, a South Side icon known for unique ice cream, is expanding to the North Side in Wicker Park. [ more ]
https://www.rogerebert.com/
2 months ago
Chicago

RogerEbert.com Announces Assistant Editor, Weekly Critic, and Social Media Manager | Features | Roger Ebert

The team at Rogerebert.com consists of talented individuals with diverse backgrounds in film and media. [ more ]
#democratic-national-convention
Eater Chicago
2 months ago
Chicago

Will Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert's Summer Visits to Chicago Reignite the Pizza Wars?

Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert will bring their shows to Chicago during August's Democratic National Convention. [ more ]
Intelligencer
3 months ago
Chicago

This Year's Democratic Convention Won't Be a Replay of 1968

The 2024 Democratic National Convention in Chicago may face significant antiwar demonstrations due to intense controversy over Israel's operations in Gaza. [ more ]
Chicago Tribune
5 months ago
Chicago

Abortion, LGBTQ+ activists call on Chicago to reverse permit denial for march before DNC

Democratic presidential administrations often deliver the 'bare minimum' for LGBTQ+ and abortion rights.
Activists in Chicago are protesting the city's rejection of their permit application to protest at the Democratic National Convention. [ more ]
Eater Chicago
2 months ago
Chicago

Will Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert's Summer Visits to Chicago Reignite the Pizza Wars?

Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert will bring their shows to Chicago during August's Democratic National Convention. [ more ]
Intelligencer
3 months ago
Chicago

This Year's Democratic Convention Won't Be a Replay of 1968

The 2024 Democratic National Convention in Chicago may face significant antiwar demonstrations due to intense controversy over Israel's operations in Gaza. [ more ]
Chicago Tribune
5 months ago
Chicago

Abortion, LGBTQ+ activists call on Chicago to reverse permit denial for march before DNC

Democratic presidential administrations often deliver the 'bare minimum' for LGBTQ+ and abortion rights.
Activists in Chicago are protesting the city's rejection of their permit application to protest at the Democratic National Convention. [ more ]
moredemocratic-national-convention
Poynter
2 months ago
Chicago

The Invisible Institute won two Pulitzers this year. What is it? - Poynter

The Invisible Institute, a Chicago-based nonprofit, won two Pulitzers this year for local and audio reporting, showcasing the power of collaboration and human rights reporting. [ more ]
#lgbtq
LGBTQ Nation
2 months ago
NYC LGBT

LGBTQ+ Chicagoans outraged as city imposes new limits on this year's Pride parade

Chicago officials are further reducing the scale of this year's Pride Parade, angering the LGBTQ+ community. [ more ]
Queerty
4 months ago
Chicago

Future Ru Girls? 20 Chicago drag queens that have us gooped & gagged

Chicago drag scene has deep roots dating back to the 1893 Chicago World's Fair.
Chicago stands as a hub for diverse drag performers who challenge gender norms. [ more ]
LGBTQ Nation
2 months ago
NYC LGBT

LGBTQ+ Chicagoans outraged as city imposes new limits on this year's Pride parade

Chicago officials are further reducing the scale of this year's Pride Parade, angering the LGBTQ+ community. [ more ]
Queerty
4 months ago
Chicago

Future Ru Girls? 20 Chicago drag queens that have us gooped & gagged

Chicago drag scene has deep roots dating back to the 1893 Chicago World's Fair.
Chicago stands as a hub for diverse drag performers who challenge gender norms. [ more ]
morelgbtq
#white-sox
Chicago Sun-Times
2 months ago
Chicago White Sox

There for the tanking: Embrace the White Sox' pursuit of being the worst team in MLB history

The White Sox have the chance to be historically bad in the current season, aiming for the most losses and the worst winning percentage in modern history. [ more ]
Yahoo News
3 months ago
Chicago White Sox

Could the Chicago White Sox really move to Nashville? It's complicated.

White Sox considering moving to Nashville as leverage in negotiations
Concerns over public funding for sports stadiums [ more ]
MLB Trade Rumors
4 months ago
Chicago

Latest On White Sox's Stadium Plans

The White Sox are seeking $1 billion in public funding for a potential new stadium in the South Loop of Chicago.
Mayor Johnson is broadly open to approving funding for the White Sox and NFL's Bears, emphasizing the need for a commitment to public use and benefit. [ more ]
Chicago Sun-Times
5 months ago
Chicago White Sox

R.C. Lichtenstein, Chicago baseball lifer, finds the White Sox at last

R.C. Lichtenstein, the White Sox's new Triple-A pitching coach, has had a long coaching career spanning over 30 years in various leagues and locations.
Lichtenstein is excited to be with his hometown team and hopes to make a difference and bring pride to his home city. [ more ]
Yahoo Sports
5 months ago
Chicago White Sox

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred 'supportive' of White Sox stadium proposal in Crain's Chicago interview - Yahoo Sports

MLB commissioner supports White Sox's new stadium proposal as innovative and a potential game changer.
The new stadium's proximity to downtown Chicago is a key factor in the commissioner's support. [ more ]
Chicago Sun-Times
5 months ago
Chicago White Sox

White Sox stadium at The 78 could be a home run, if City Hall makes the right plays

The proposed White Sox ballpark in downtown Chicago has the potential to be a positive addition to the city's redevelopment plans.
The details of the stadium proposal, including its impact on Guaranteed Rate Field and funding, still need to be clarified. [ more ]
Chicago Sun-Times
2 months ago
Chicago White Sox

There for the tanking: Embrace the White Sox' pursuit of being the worst team in MLB history

The White Sox have the chance to be historically bad in the current season, aiming for the most losses and the worst winning percentage in modern history. [ more ]
Yahoo News
3 months ago
Chicago White Sox

Could the Chicago White Sox really move to Nashville? It's complicated.

White Sox considering moving to Nashville as leverage in negotiations
Concerns over public funding for sports stadiums [ more ]
MLB Trade Rumors
4 months ago
Chicago

Latest On White Sox's Stadium Plans

The White Sox are seeking $1 billion in public funding for a potential new stadium in the South Loop of Chicago.
Mayor Johnson is broadly open to approving funding for the White Sox and NFL's Bears, emphasizing the need for a commitment to public use and benefit. [ more ]
Chicago Sun-Times
5 months ago
Chicago White Sox

R.C. Lichtenstein, Chicago baseball lifer, finds the White Sox at last

R.C. Lichtenstein, the White Sox's new Triple-A pitching coach, has had a long coaching career spanning over 30 years in various leagues and locations.
Lichtenstein is excited to be with his hometown team and hopes to make a difference and bring pride to his home city. [ more ]
Yahoo Sports
5 months ago
Chicago White Sox

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred 'supportive' of White Sox stadium proposal in Crain's Chicago interview - Yahoo Sports

MLB commissioner supports White Sox's new stadium proposal as innovative and a potential game changer.
The new stadium's proximity to downtown Chicago is a key factor in the commissioner's support. [ more ]
Chicago Sun-Times
5 months ago
Chicago White Sox

White Sox stadium at The 78 could be a home run, if City Hall makes the right plays

The proposed White Sox ballpark in downtown Chicago has the potential to be a positive addition to the city's redevelopment plans.
The details of the stadium proposal, including its impact on Guaranteed Rate Field and funding, still need to be clarified. [ more ]
morewhite-sox
www.npr.org
2 months ago
Black Lives Matter

How Chicago's Black press shaped America : It's Been a Minute

Black media in Chicago shaped Black Americans' self-perception and solidified the city as 'the heart of Black America' [ more ]
www.npr.org
2 months ago
JavaScript

'Wait Wait' for April 27, 2024: With Not My Job guest Renee Elise Goldsberry

This week's show was recorded in Chicago with notable guests like Renee Elise Goldsberry and panelists discussing various topics and games. [ more ]
#sidewalk-landmark
www.theguardian.com
2 months ago
Chicago

Chicago's infamous sidewalk rat hole' removed by officials

The famous 'rat hole' sidewalk impression in Chicago's Roscoe Village, a tourist attraction, was removed due to damage and disturbances caused by visitors. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
2 months ago
Chicago

End of an imprint: Chicago's rat hole' sidewalk section removed

The famous rat hole sidewalk landmark in Chicago's Roscoe Village was removed after complaints about excessive foot traffic and items placed on the sidewalk. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
2 months ago
Chicago

Chicago's infamous sidewalk rat hole' removed by officials

The famous 'rat hole' sidewalk impression in Chicago's Roscoe Village, a tourist attraction, was removed due to damage and disturbances caused by visitors. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
2 months ago
Chicago

End of an imprint: Chicago's rat hole' sidewalk section removed

The famous rat hole sidewalk landmark in Chicago's Roscoe Village was removed after complaints about excessive foot traffic and items placed on the sidewalk. [ more ]
moresidewalk-landmark
Eater Chicago
2 months ago
Chicago

'Hot Ones' Picks Chicago for First Live Show

Hot Ones talk show is coming to Chicago with a live event at an iconic location. [ more ]
Cageside Press
2 months ago
Chicago

PFL 3: Regular Season 2024 Weigh-In Results

PFL 3 in Chicago features a lineup of welterweight and featherweight fighters aiming to earn points for the regular season. [ more ]
Eater Chicago
3 months ago
Chicago

A Filipino Bakery Will Bring More Than Ube and Calamansi to Lincoln Square

Filipino cuisine boom in Chicago includes a rise in Filipino American bakeries like Del Sur Bakery. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
3 months ago
Chicago

Two people killed including child and 22 wounded in weekend US mass shootings

Shootings in Chicago and New Orleans resulted in deaths and injuries, highlighting the ongoing issue of mass gun violence in the US. [ more ]
www.npr.org
3 months ago
Data science

'Wait Wait' for April 6, 2024: With Not My Job guest Chris Pine

The show recorded in Chicago featured Peter Sagal, Bill Kurtis, Chris Pine, Emmy Blotnick, Adam Burke, and Alonzo Bodden.
Panelists presented stories with one true account, quizzing Chris Pine about air fresheners, discussing room cleaning, and making predictions about future revelations. [ more ]
time.com
3 months ago
OMG science

When to Watch the Solar Eclipse in Chicago

Chicago residents can witness a partial eclipse on April 6, 2024, with peak totality around 94% at 2:07 p.m.
Adler Planetarium and other venues offer free or ticketed events for eclipse viewing, including live streams and viewing parties. [ more ]
Eater
3 months ago
Chicago

Where to Watch the 2024 James Beard Restaurant and Chef Awards

The James Beard Foundation Restaurant and Chef Awards will be held on June 10, 2024, at the Lyric Opera of Chicago.
Eater is the exclusive host of the James Beard Foundation Awards Livestream, showcasing day-of action and behind-the-scenes moments. [ more ]
Eater Chicago
3 months ago
Chicago

Heinz Taunts Chicago Hot Dog Stands With Another Clever Ketchup Stunt

Heinz trolls Chicago hot dog stands without ketchup with ketchup packets.
Heinz uses clever marketing tactics to target specific venues. [ more ]
Eater Chicago
3 months ago
Chicago

Blommer to Close Chicago Chocolate Factory After 85 Years

Blommer Chocolate factory, open since 1939, is closing in May, shifting operations toward a research and development center in Chicago.
Controversies around Blommer Chocolate include clean-air violations by the EPA in 2005 due to cocoa dust pollution from the factory. [ more ]
#real-estate-tax
Sacramento Bee
3 months ago
Chicago

Chicago voters reject 'mansion tax' to fund homeless services during Illinois primary

Chicago voters rejected a real estate tax for homeless services over $1 million properties.
Supporters estimated the tax would generate $100 million annually for homeless services. [ more ]
SFGATE
3 months ago
SF real estate

Chicago Set To Vote on 'Mansion Tax'-and It Could Dent Demand in Ultrarich Neighborhoods

Chicago voters to consider 'mansion tax' for real estate deals above $1 million to combat homelessness.
Similar to LA, Chicago's proposed measure to reform real estate tax could impact commercial transactions and rental costs. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
4 months ago
Chicago

Chicago Voters Face Choice on Tax to Fund Homeless Programs

Progressive Democrats in Chicago propose real estate tax increase for homelessness solutions.
Ballot measure sparks debate on city's recovery, migration impact, and progressive tax allocation. [ more ]
Sacramento Bee
3 months ago
Chicago

Chicago voters reject 'mansion tax' to fund homeless services during Illinois primary

Chicago voters rejected a real estate tax for homeless services over $1 million properties.
Supporters estimated the tax would generate $100 million annually for homeless services. [ more ]
SFGATE
3 months ago
SF real estate

Chicago Set To Vote on 'Mansion Tax'-and It Could Dent Demand in Ultrarich Neighborhoods

Chicago voters to consider 'mansion tax' for real estate deals above $1 million to combat homelessness.
Similar to LA, Chicago's proposed measure to reform real estate tax could impact commercial transactions and rental costs. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
4 months ago
Chicago

Chicago Voters Face Choice on Tax to Fund Homeless Programs

Progressive Democrats in Chicago propose real estate tax increase for homelessness solutions.
Ballot measure sparks debate on city's recovery, migration impact, and progressive tax allocation. [ more ]
morereal-estate-tax
#shotspotter
Electronic Frontier Foundation
3 months ago
Privacy professionals

Responding to ShotSpotter, Police Shoot at Child Lighting Fireworks

ShotSpotter technology led to an unarmed child being shot by police in Chicago.
ShotSpotter has a history of inaccuracies and misleading claims, leading to potentially dangerous outcomes. [ more ]
www.npr.org
5 months ago
Chicago

Chicago will drop controversial ShotSpotter gunfire detection system

Chicago will not renew its contract with SoundThinking, the company behind the ShotSpotter gunfire detection technology.
The decision comes after concerns about the accuracy, effectiveness, cost, and alleged bias of the technology. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
5 months ago
Chicago

Chicago scraps gunshot detection system accused of racial bias

Chicago will not renew its contract with ShotSpotter and plans to stop using the gunshot detection system.
The system has been criticized for inaccuracy, racial bias, and law enforcement misuse. [ more ]
Electronic Frontier Foundation
3 months ago
Privacy professionals

Responding to ShotSpotter, Police Shoot at Child Lighting Fireworks

ShotSpotter technology led to an unarmed child being shot by police in Chicago.
ShotSpotter has a history of inaccuracies and misleading claims, leading to potentially dangerous outcomes. [ more ]
www.npr.org
5 months ago
Chicago

Chicago will drop controversial ShotSpotter gunfire detection system

Chicago will not renew its contract with SoundThinking, the company behind the ShotSpotter gunfire detection technology.
The decision comes after concerns about the accuracy, effectiveness, cost, and alleged bias of the technology. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
5 months ago
Chicago

Chicago scraps gunshot detection system accused of racial bias

Chicago will not renew its contract with ShotSpotter and plans to stop using the gunshot detection system.
The system has been criticized for inaccuracy, racial bias, and law enforcement misuse. [ more ]
moreshotspotter
www.theguardian.com
3 months ago
Chicago

Chicago officials begin evicting migrants from shelters under new policy

Chicago officials are evicting migrants from city shelters after a 60-day limit, causing confusion and distress.
Over 2,000 migrants in Chicago are to be forced out of the shelter system by April. [ more ]
Washington Post
3 months ago
Chicago

Two-thirds of Chicago kids under 6 exposed to lead in water, study estimates

More than two-thirds of young children in Chicago may be exposed to lead-contaminated water.
Residential blocks with predominantly Black and Hispanic populations in Chicago are less likely to be tested for lead. [ more ]
Truthout
4 months ago
Chicago

Chicago Ballot Amendment Would Tax Real Estate Moguls to Fight Homelessness

Real Estate Transfer Tax proposal aims to address affordable housing in Chicago through a graduated tax system.
Legal challenges and industry opposition have hindered the Bring Chicago Home referendum campaign. [ more ]
#gaza-conflict
www.theguardian.com
4 months ago
Chicago

Muslim leaders in Chicago spurn meeting with Biden officials citing Gaza war

Muslim, Palestinian, and Arab American leaders in Chicago refuse meeting due to US funding of Israel's war on Gaza.
Arab American groups criticize Biden's handling of Israel's war in Gaza. [ more ]
Truthout
4 months ago
Left-wing politics

24-Hour Vigil Highlighting the "State of the Genocide" in Gaza Held in Chicago

Support for Palestinians in Gaza
Call for US to stop aid to Israel [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
4 months ago
Chicago

Muslim leaders in Chicago spurn meeting with Biden officials citing Gaza war

Muslim, Palestinian, and Arab American leaders in Chicago refuse meeting due to US funding of Israel's war on Gaza.
Arab American groups criticize Biden's handling of Israel's war in Gaza. [ more ]
Truthout
4 months ago
Left-wing politics

24-Hour Vigil Highlighting the "State of the Genocide" in Gaza Held in Chicago

Support for Palestinians in Gaza
Call for US to stop aid to Israel [ more ]
moregaza-conflict
Pitchfork
4 months ago
Music

Pitchfork Music Festival 2024 Lineup and Dates Announced

Diverse lineup featuring Alanis Morissette, Black Pumas, and Jamie xx
Ticket prices and upgrades for Pitchfork Music Festival 2024 [ more ]
Chicago Magazine
4 months ago
Graphic design

Preserving the City Through Typography

The loss of historical signage can evoke a sense of mournfulness for residents.
Artists can preserve cultural memories through their creative works. [ more ]
Chicago Tribune
5 months ago
Chicago

CPS student killed, two others wounded near Edgewater high school

Three students shot, one fatally near Senn High School in Chicago.
Mayor Brandon Johnson calls for end to violence against young people. [ more ]
Chicago Tribune
5 months ago
Chicago

Robbins and Chicago leaders split on how to stop water main leaking 'thousands of gallons an hour'

Robbins and Chicago officials are in disagreement over responsibility for fixing a major water main break near city limits.
Robbins Mayor calls for more funding for water infrastructure upgrades while Chicago Department of Water Management is temporarily managing the leak. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
4 months ago
Chicago

Chicago Area Is Hit by Severe Storms

Over 6.6 million people in the Chicago region were under tornado watches, leading to flight and rail disruptions.
Reports of tornado touchdowns included severe damage in western Illinois and sightings near DeKalb, with the threat shifting southeast. [ more ]
Eater Chicago
4 months ago
Chicago

Guinness Gives Chicago a Sign of Spring With St. Patrick's Day Reservations

Restaurants and bars in Chicago are seeing increased customer interest as the weather warms up.
AT&T cell phone outage impacting more than 100,000 phones may influence online ordering and reservations. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
4 months ago
Environment

Chicago sues fossil fuel companies for role in climate crisis

Chicago joins cities in suing fossil fuel companies for deceptive climate crisis actions
Lawsuit targets major oil companies and industry lobby group for misleading the public [ more ]
#accountability
Truthout
4 months ago
Left-wing politics

Chicago Joins Wave of Lawsuits Against Big Oil for Climate Deception

Chicago is one of many cities and states suing Big Oil for climate misinformation.
The lawsuit highlights the impact of climate change on Chicago, focusing on severe consequences for low-income communities. [ more ]
Chicago Tribune
5 months ago
Chicago

Paul Vallas: Police reform in Chicago requires that justice run in both directions

Chicago police officers don't have the same arbitration rights as other public employees
Providing police with the same arbitration rights could improve morale and retention [ more ]
Truthout
4 months ago
Left-wing politics

Chicago Joins Wave of Lawsuits Against Big Oil for Climate Deception

Chicago is one of many cities and states suing Big Oil for climate misinformation.
The lawsuit highlights the impact of climate change on Chicago, focusing on severe consequences for low-income communities. [ more ]
Chicago Tribune
5 months ago
Chicago

Paul Vallas: Police reform in Chicago requires that justice run in both directions

Chicago police officers don't have the same arbitration rights as other public employees
Providing police with the same arbitration rights could improve morale and retention [ more ]
moreaccountability
ABC7 San Francisco
4 months ago
Chicago

Man duct-taped on flight to Chicago after trying to open door, passengers say

Passengers duct-taped unruly man on American Airlines flight from Albuquerque to Chicago
Flight safely returned to Albuquerque after passenger disturbance [ more ]
MLB Trade Rumors
5 months ago
Chicago Cubs

Toronto, Chicago Could Host Upcoming All-Star Games

Toronto and Chicago are potential future All-Star Game hosts in 2027 and 2028.
Commissioner Rob Manfred considers the last hosting date and city willingness important in deciding host cities. [ more ]
Steelers Wire
5 months ago
Chicago

Steelers officially submit bid to host NFL draft in 2026 or 2027

Pittsburgh Steelers submit bid to host NFL draft in 2026 or 2027
Host cities for NFL draft since 2015 include Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas, Nashville, and Cleveland [ more ]
#new-york
Time Out New York
5 months ago
Chicago

Apparently, the best pizza in the country is not in New York

New York does not top the list of the best pizza spots in the US.
Pequod's Pizzeria in Chicago is ranked as the best pizza spot in the country. [ more ]
The Ringer
5 months ago
Boston

Super Bowl LVIII Reaction, How Do N.Y., Boston, and Chicago Get Back to the Super Bowl?

Patrick Mahomes' ranking all-time
What's next for Kyle Shanahan's 49ers [ more ]
Secret NYC
5 months ago
Chicago

Get Your Hands On This Limited-Edition Pizza Bagel for National Pizza Day

H&H Bagels and Emmett's are partnering to create a limited-edition pizza bagel for National Pizza Day.
The partnership combines New York and Chicago flavors, featuring an H&H everything bagel topped with cheese, jalapeno, pepperoni, tomato sauce, and Mike's Hot Honey.
The collaboration reflects the shared values of both brands in terms of quality products and fresh ingredients. [ more ]
Time Out New York
5 months ago
Chicago

Apparently, the best pizza in the country is not in New York

New York does not top the list of the best pizza spots in the US.
Pequod's Pizzeria in Chicago is ranked as the best pizza spot in the country. [ more ]
The Ringer
5 months ago
Boston

Super Bowl LVIII Reaction, How Do N.Y., Boston, and Chicago Get Back to the Super Bowl?

Patrick Mahomes' ranking all-time
What's next for Kyle Shanahan's 49ers [ more ]
Secret NYC
5 months ago
Chicago

Get Your Hands On This Limited-Edition Pizza Bagel for National Pizza Day

H&H Bagels and Emmett's are partnering to create a limited-edition pizza bagel for National Pizza Day.
The partnership combines New York and Chicago flavors, featuring an H&H everything bagel topped with cheese, jalapeno, pepperoni, tomato sauce, and Mike's Hot Honey.
The collaboration reflects the shared values of both brands in terms of quality products and fresh ingredients. [ more ]
morenew-york
Eater Chicago
5 months ago
Chicago

Babygold Barbecue and Zeitlin's Delicatessen Debut Inside The Old Post Office

Two local vendors, Zeitlin's Delicatessen and Babygold Barbecue, have joined the food hall at From Here On in Downtown Chicago.
Zeitlin's Delicatessen offers popular bagels and other Jewish treats, while Babygold Barbecue specializes in smoked meats. [ more ]
The Art Newspaper - International art news and events
5 months ago
Chicago

Staff at Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art launch campaign to form union

Workers at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago are seeking to form a union.
They are advocating for fair wages, benefits, and a diverse and transparent work environment. [ more ]
Axios
5 months ago
Chicago

Where to work remote in downtown Chicago

Office occupancy in Chicago remains at 56% of pre-pandemic levels.
Chicago offers affordable co-working space compared to larger cities. [ more ]
Eater Chicago
5 months ago
Chicago

86-Year-Old Palace Grill Is Closed After a Fire

The Palace Grill on the Near West Side in Chicago has been closed after a kitchen fire caused significant damage.
The fire started as a grease fire beside a grill in the kitchen, but firefighters were able to extinguish it quickly. [ more ]
#paczki-day
Eater Chicago
5 months ago
Chicago

This Scandinavian Treat Proves There's More to Fat Tuesday Than Paczki

Paczki Day is a popular tradition in Chicago on Fat Tuesday, where people line up to buy Polish pastries.
A local pastry chef in Andersonville is focusing on the Scandinavian tradition of the semla, a sweet roll known as the Fat Tuesday bun. [ more ]
Eater Chicago
5 months ago
Chicago

Fruity Pebbles and a Michelin-Starred Restaurant Fuel a Wacky Paczki Lineup

Paczki Day, known as Fat Tuesday outside of Chicago, is a day when locals line up for boxes of the traditional Polish treat.
Japanese American chef, Kelly Ijichi, is hosting an inventive paczki party on Fat Tuesday, featuring unique and unusual flavors. [ more ]
Eater Chicago
5 months ago
Chicago

This Scandinavian Treat Proves There's More to Fat Tuesday Than Paczki

Paczki Day is a popular tradition in Chicago on Fat Tuesday, where people line up to buy Polish pastries.
A local pastry chef in Andersonville is focusing on the Scandinavian tradition of the semla, a sweet roll known as the Fat Tuesday bun. [ more ]
Eater Chicago
5 months ago
Chicago

Fruity Pebbles and a Michelin-Starred Restaurant Fuel a Wacky Paczki Lineup

Paczki Day, known as Fat Tuesday outside of Chicago, is a day when locals line up for boxes of the traditional Polish treat.
Japanese American chef, Kelly Ijichi, is hosting an inventive paczki party on Fat Tuesday, featuring unique and unusual flavors. [ more ]
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Eater Chicago
5 months ago
Chicago

Beatnik Owners Debut New Wine Bar Next to West Town Restaurant

Bonhomme Hospitality Group is opening a second GoodFunk location next to Beatnik West Town in Chicago.
The new GoodFunk will feature an international selection of natural wines paired with a new food menu from Executive Chef Marcos Campos. [ more ]
time.com
5 months ago
Medicine

A Chicago Children's Hospital Has Taken Its Networks Offline After a Digital Attack

Lurie Children's Hospital in Chicago has experienced a digital attack, forcing them to take their networks offline.
The hospital has not disclosed the specific details of the attack but has stated that they are taking it seriously and working with law enforcement and cybersecurity experts. [ more ]
The Art Newspaper - International art news and events
5 months ago
Chicago

Expo Chicago reveals more than 170 exhibitors for first edition since acquisition by Frieze

Expo Chicago is preparing for its eleventh edition, and its first since being acquired by Frieze.
The fair will feature around 170 commercial galleries, as well as projects by non-profits and institutions. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
5 months ago
Books

Wellness by Nathan Hill review the tragicomic maladies of marriage

Nathan Hill's novel explores the dynamics of a 21st-century marriage and the quest for joy through wellness.
The story follows a young couple in love, Jack and Elizabeth, who meet in 1990s Chicago and navigate the ups and downs of their relationship. [ more ]
#broadway
New York Post
5 months ago
Chicago

How much are tickets to see Ariana Madix in 'Chicago' on Broadway?

Vanderpump Rules star Ariana Madix made her Broadway debut in Chicago.
Madix received standing ovations and is considered a natural fit for the role of Roxie Hart. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
5 months ago
New York City

Tributes Pour in to Chita Rivera on Broadway, Where She Reigned

Chita Rivera, a Broadway legend, passed away and the cast of Chicago paid tribute to her.
Rivera created the role of Velma Kelly in the original production of Chicago. [ more ]
NBC News
5 months ago
Chicago

Broadway icon Chita Rivera dies at 91 years old

Chita Rivera, Broadway icon, has died at 91 years old.
Rivera had a distinguished career starring in shows like 'West Side Story' and 'Chicago'. [ more ]
New York Post
5 months ago
Chicago

How much are tickets to see Ariana Madix in 'Chicago' on Broadway?

Vanderpump Rules star Ariana Madix made her Broadway debut in Chicago.
Madix received standing ovations and is considered a natural fit for the role of Roxie Hart. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
5 months ago
New York City

Tributes Pour in to Chita Rivera on Broadway, Where She Reigned

Chita Rivera, a Broadway legend, passed away and the cast of Chicago paid tribute to her.
Rivera created the role of Velma Kelly in the original production of Chicago. [ more ]
NBC News
5 months ago
Chicago

Broadway icon Chita Rivera dies at 91 years old

Chita Rivera, Broadway icon, has died at 91 years old.
Rivera had a distinguished career starring in shows like 'West Side Story' and 'Chicago'. [ more ]
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Truthout
5 months ago
Chicago

"Historic": Chicago Becomes Largest US City to Call for Ceasefire in Gaza

Chicago becomes largest US city to pass resolution calling for ceasefire in Gaza.
Resolution puts pressure on Biden administration to stop support for Israel amid its actions in Gaza. [ more ]
#climate-change
Chicago Tribune
5 months ago
Chicago

Concerned about climate change, more Chicagoans are buying all-electric home heating systems

Heat pumps are becoming more popular in subzero cities, thanks to advancements in cold-weather technology and concerns about climate change.
Heat pump sales in the Chicago area have increased by double digits year over year for the past 10 years. [ more ]
Chicago Tribune
5 months ago
Chicago

Letters: Our climate is in trouble. Chicago needs a ban on methane gas in new buildings.

A methane gas ban in new buildings in Chicago would save residents money and significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
The argument that electrification of homes would increase the demand for electricity from methane gas is false. [ more ]
Chicago Tribune
5 months ago
Chicago

Concerned about climate change, more Chicagoans are buying all-electric home heating systems

Heat pumps are becoming more popular in subzero cities, thanks to advancements in cold-weather technology and concerns about climate change.
Heat pump sales in the Chicago area have increased by double digits year over year for the past 10 years. [ more ]
Chicago Tribune
5 months ago
Chicago

Letters: Our climate is in trouble. Chicago needs a ban on methane gas in new buildings.

A methane gas ban in new buildings in Chicago would save residents money and significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
The argument that electrification of homes would increase the demand for electricity from methane gas is false. [ more ]
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Chicago Tribune
5 months ago
Chicago

Letters: Editorial criticizing Mayor Brandon Johnson and City Council for cease-fire resolution is tone-deaf

The Tribune Editorial Board fails to recognize the diversity within the Jewish community and the support for a cease-fire in Gaza.
American voters are more inclined to support politicians who support a cease-fire, according to a recent poll. [ more ]
#crime
Chicago Tribune
5 months ago
Chicago

Man fatally wounded, another man left in critical condition in shooting in East Garfield Park neighborhood, police say

A man was fatally wounded and another was in critical condition after a shooting in Chicago.
The victims were inside a vehicle when another vehicle approached and opened fire. [ more ]
Chicago Tribune
5 months ago
Chicago

Man, 40, shot while trying to stop thieves from stealing his vehicle overnight on South Side, cops say

A man was shot after trying to intervene in a car break-in in Chicago
The victim was taken to the hospital and his condition was stabilized [ more ]
Chicago Tribune
5 months ago
Chicago

Man fatally wounded, another man left in critical condition in shooting in East Garfield Park neighborhood, police say

A man was fatally wounded and another was in critical condition after a shooting in Chicago.
The victims were inside a vehicle when another vehicle approached and opened fire. [ more ]
Chicago Tribune
5 months ago
Chicago

Man, 40, shot while trying to stop thieves from stealing his vehicle overnight on South Side, cops say

A man was shot after trying to intervene in a car break-in in Chicago
The victim was taken to the hospital and his condition was stabilized [ more ]
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Chicago Tribune
5 months ago
Chicago

Teenage boy, 16, charged in separate armed robberies of 2 men on Southwest Side

A 16-year-old boy has been charged in connection with two separate robberies on Chicago's Southwest Side.
The boy was arrested in the same block as the Juvenile Temporary Detention Center. [ more ]
Chicago Tribune
5 months ago
Chicago

Daywatch: Police arbitration scheduled for a vote again

The future of police discipline in Chicago is up for a City Council vote after a committee rejected a Fraternal Order of Police contract measure.
The contract provision would allow officers accused of misconduct to have their cases heard behind closed doors. [ more ]
Chicago Tribune
5 months ago
Chicago

Oral history project served as incubator for civil rights leaders

Chicago Theological Seminary has produced an oral history project on the city's Civil Rights Movement.
The seminary acted as an incubator for the movement's early leaders. [ more ]
www.npr.org
5 months ago
Health

For Chicago's new migrants, informal support groups help ease the pain and trauma.

Migrants and asylum seekers arriving in Chicago face trauma, uncertainty, and mental health challenges.
Efforts are being made by individuals and organizations to address the mental health needs of migrants and asylum seekers. [ more ]
Chicago Tribune
5 months ago
Chicago

Man charged with attempt murder in Saturday shooting in Woodlawn neighborhood, police say

A man was charged with attempted murder after shooting a woman in Chicago.
The woman was in critical condition and taken to the hospital. [ more ]
Chicago Tribune
5 months ago
Chicago

Editorial: It would have been good to see Chicago top cop Larry Snelling address the public after horrific Loop slayings

Two teen boys were shot dead in the heart of the Loop as they left their high school in a brazen drive-by shooting
The new Chicago police chief, Larry Snelling, has kept a low profile since his appointment in August [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
5 months ago
Chicago

As Buses of Migrants Arrive in Chicago Suburbs, Residents Debate the Role of Their Towns

The migrant crisis in Chicago is intensifying and extending beyond the city limits, with buses dropping off migrants in suburban areas without warning.
Residents in suburban areas near Chicago are raising funds and collecting supplies to support the migrants, while some municipalities have passed rules limiting buses to avoid getting involved.
There is growing concern and opposition among suburban residents who do not want to be a part of the migrant crisis. [ more ]
Chicago Tribune
5 months ago
Chicago

Relief in sight: Chicago area to see first 5 p.m. sunset of the season

The Chicago area will see its first sunset at 5 p.m. on Sunday after months of afternoon darkness.
Sunset will remain after 5 p.m. for 280 days, until November 3. [ more ]
Chicago Tribune
5 months ago
US politics

Pair of mass shootings in suburbs offers grim reminder: Illinois and Chicago routinely rank among nation's worst for such crimes

Illinois and Chicago have seen more mass shootings than any other state and city in the country over the past decade.
Chicago accounted for 34 mass shootings in 2023 alone, resulting in 27 deaths and 143 injuries. [ more ]
Chicago Tribune
5 months ago
Chicago

No help: The federal immigration deal won't fix the migrant crisis in Chicago - and it's unlikely to pass Congress anyway

Congressional Republicans are refusing to provide aid for Ukraine without major U.S. border policy changes.
Even if legislation passes, it will not greatly improve Chicago's situation regarding newly arrived migrants. [ more ]
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